South African couple bring Karma Yoga to Kashmir

Unleash your true potential through the understanding and practice of yoga.

Husband and wife team, Anton and Pamela van Rensburg have been travelling in India for the past three months inspiring change in disadvantaged communities with their selfless work and healing treatments. Anton and Pamela are now living on Dal Lake and hope to dispel some myths and negative perceptions about yoga for the local Kashmir community.

When the couple were introduced to yoga in 2013 their lives were forever changed. Both of them noticed immediate changes to their weight and shape of their bodies as well as their stress levels. Not only were these changes on the obvious physical levels but yoga unleashed their potential to create and essentially led to their decision to leave their home in Cape Town to learn from and share with the people of India.

Lack of spiritual stimulation can easily cast doubts as one begins to feel neglected and out of control of certain areas of one’s life. The search to find answers to our wellbeing begins when we realize that there is actually no need to search, or to waste energy looking for foolish answers which are merely lies fabricated by the mind.

Says Pamela, “Yoga sustains ones energy and enthusiasm throughout life. I could continue with the phrases ‘research shows’ or take many quotes and paragraphs from articles previously written on exactly this, but it would not make any difference to someone who has never consistently practiced yoga. I believe yoga involves action with the starting point that we should believe in and have the will to change our thoughts and attitudes. Body changes and mindful revelations, whilst practicing yoga, have been for me what makes yoga so unique and exciting, and why I would change or discard many other therapies to have yoga in my life.”

Not only does yoga unlock true potential which comes from each individual’s dormant and inhibited mind but opens our minds to accept the truth of who we are, what we love, and pushes us towards our true self and ultimately what makes us happy.  Yoga unites us with our body, mind and spirit. Instead of us telling ourselves what to do for example, how to lose weight by dieting or managing stress when we don’t enjoy our work, we find ourselves listening to our body’s messages and being involved in a very different kind of internal communication.

Eventually we find ourselves so involved and in tune with our body and the messages it’s telling us that we stop forcing what is not true to ourselves – the positive impact on every facet of our lives once we achieve this state is truly rewarding, and the best thing is, it’s available to all of us.

Commit to a process that is easily manageable so as not to disrupt your current lifestyle.Find positive words to reaffirm every single moment of the day that you are in control of your destiny, and be passionate and happy in everything you do. Once you put positive thoughts into motion you will begin to manifest rewarding changes in your life. 

Qualified yoga teachers, Anton and Pamela are providing healing treatments and yoga therapy in Srinagar for the duration of their stay. Their slogan, IndiPam – Karma means action, emphasizes their mission statement – What we ‘do’ and what we ‘touch’ has a vital impact on everything around us. Karma yoga is the yoga of action, the path of dedicated work or selfless service seeking no reward and is an integral part of the yoga journey which encourages and inspires one to love beyond all boundaries and borders.

Visit for more information, email [email protected] or arrange a visit to IndiPam’s Yoga House at Lake Side Hotel, Dal Lake. 

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